In our Wednesday night Bible study at Faith, we have been working our way through The Truth Project. Frequently in the last few sessinos, the concept of the two kingdoms has come up. Here is an excellent article in regard to that topic.
"But the Gospel brings not the shadow of eternal things but the eternal blessings themselves, the Holy Spirit and the righteousness by which we are righteous before God." - Apology to the Augsburg Confession, Art. VII & VIII:15
A good take on the phrase, "God hates the sin but loves the sinner." Great line: "Short and sweet bits of wisdom like 'God hates the sin, but loves the sinner' are handy. But God does not fit in a sound bite."